Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/27/14
From Press Release
Sophomore attack Emily Bowers (Newtown, Pa./Notre Dame, N.J.) dished out seven passes to break the single-game record in assists and junior midfielder Hannah Hutchins scored a career-high five goals as the Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team dominated Delaware State, 19-1, on Thursday afternoon at Sweeney Field. With the win, the Hawks improve to 2-2 overall and 2-0 at home.
Led by Hutchins’ and Bowers’ highlight performances, Saint Joseph’s scored the first 19 goals of the game as nine different Hawks scored in the victory. Hutchins led the squad with five goals on six shots off the bench while junior midfielder Julia Falcone (West Chester East, 3G), sophomore defender Kelly Phelan (Ellicott City, Md./Mount De Sales Academy) (3G) and sophomore attack Bianca Angstadt (Berks Catholic) (3G) all added hat-tricks for the Hawks. Additionally, freshman attack Nora McCallion (Academy of Notre Dame) added three assists and a tally while junior defender Molly Curcio (Manheim Township) and freshman midfielder Katelyn Ambrose (Southern Lehigh) each added their first collegiate goals.
Bowers’ seven assists broke SJU’s record for single-game assists, last held by two former Hawks and, most recently, by Lindsey-Kate McCool ’08. Bowers assisted on four consecutive first-half goals and three additional tallies at the start of the second half to help the Hawks to the win.
On the defensive end, senior captain Brittany Hanrahan (North Penn) lit up the stat line with a career-high 10 ground balls, five draw controls and three caused turnovers.
Sophomore goalkeeper Genevieve Giblin (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Visitation Prep (D.C.) (2-2) faced one shot on goal to tally one save in the first 35:39. Junior goalkeeper Nora McGeever (Archbishop Carroll) saw the final 24:21 in net.
For the game, Saint Joseph’s offense fired off a season-high 43 shots while SJU’s defensive unit only allowed two shots for the whole game. The Hawks also held a 43-21 advantage in ground balls and caused the Hornets to turn the ball over 29 times while only turning the ball over a season-low 11 times. SJU also held a 13-9 edge in draw controls.
Kiyanna Brown scored for Delaware State (0-3) with 9:14 remaining in regulation.
Immaculata 19, Rutgers-Camden 11
The Mighty Macs got off to a great start in 2014 by outscoring Rutgers-Camden (0-1) by a count of 14-3 after halftime on their way to a victory. Senior Katie Cook and sophomore Allison Jakavick (Exeter, one assist) paced the Mighty Macs with six goals apiece.
Sophomore Kelly Lapp (Central Bucks East), last year’s leading goal scorer, netted three goals in the first game of the season, while junior Danielle Lopez (two assists) and sophomore Shannon Neill (Cardinal O’Hara, three assists) scored two goals each to round out the scoring for the Mighty Macs